Friday, January 11. 2019
In 2018 we saw baby raccoons as early as February 21st.
Based on the mild weather we have experienced recently, we expect that both raccoons and squirrels will begin mating.
In an urban environment it is easy to predict when some of our wild neighbours will begin their mating rituals. When the weather turns mild after a cold spell in December and January both squirrels and raccoons take this as a sign that warmer spring temperatures are on the way.
This does not mean that all animals are mating now. Most will wait until the January thaw. Mating can occur anytime over the next 2 or 3 months. Mother squirrels are pregnant for approximately 44 days and mother raccoons for about 62 days.
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By Brad Gates, B.Sc.
Brad Gates is the owner and president of AAA Gates Wildlife Control. He has over 35 years experience in the humane wildlife removal and prevention industry.